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Old 07-20-2008
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Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
Saw the same tip over on cruisers forum, I was going to ask the guy where he got the platform that his pods sit on from.

I made that out of King Starboard. To do this I simply removed the compass, shifter plate and pedestal guard top plate. I then screwed the aluminum top pedestal guard top plate to a piece of Starboard using the existing mounting holes form the top plate. From there I drilled my two holes for the 1" pedestal guard tubes down through the aluminum top plate with a 1" Forstner bit so they were perfectly aligned with the original aluminum top plate. Next I used my router with a flush cut bearing guided bit to trace the big hole.

The final steps just involved shaping the new top plate to my preferences. I totally replaced the aluminum top plate with one made of Starboard. Unfortunately Starboard is not very rigid so I needed to support it and did so using dodger tubing and fittings..



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Last edited by Maine Sail; 07-20-2008 at 10:13 PM.
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